What is the CD program's non-discrimination policy? s
The Master's Degree in Communication Disorders program adheres to the Mercy College Non-Discrimination policy.
The policy of Mercy College, both historically and currently, is that discrimination against
any individual for reasons of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual
orientation, or handicap and status as a parent is specifically prohibited. Accordingly, equal access to educational
programs, employment opportunities, and all other college activities is extended to all
persons, and the College promotes equal opportunity.
Information concerning non-discrimination policies, including complaint procedures,
may be obtained from the following individuals.
• For Students: Deputy Director of PACT.
• For Faculty, Administration, and Staff: Director of Human Resources.
• For Accessibility Services: Director of ACCESSibility
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
What are the speech-language pathology and/or audiology requirements?
Generally, a graduate degree in speech-language pathology, audiology, communication disorders, communication science and disorders or speech and hearing sciences. The degree includes academic coursework and clinical practicum, and culminates in eligibility for certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Most states, including New York, require licensure.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, students meet with the undergraduate coordinator Eileen Hoffman (email@example.com) in the spring of sophomore year to determine eligibility for the program which includes a minimum 2.7 GPA, a grade of "B" or above in ENG 112 and SPCH 110 and completion of 45 credits. Once accepted into the major, you will meet with an advisor from the department each semester who will answer questions about what courses to take and in which sequence.
Are there CD-related clubs or organizations on campus?
Mercy College has a chapter of the National Student Speech, Language & Hearing Association (NSSLHA) which is the student branch of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association . The Club is centered on educational, social and fundraising activities, and offers students who will enter the field access to a national network. Benefits include attendance opportunities to conventions, lectures, field trips, and meetings.